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About Claire's at the Depot

In a casual yet elegant atmosphere, set in a recently remodelled century old historic train station, Claire's passion is great food and outstanding service. Offering contemporary American cuisine - local, seasonally focused - with a Southern flaire. The renovation honors the historic character of the Warrenton Train Depot, resulting in a warm, comfortable environment for casual meetings with friends, or special occasions and intimate family meals. The warm, elegant Garden Room provides seating for intimate meals, while the Tavern Room features a more casual dining experience in luxurious surroundings. A rotating selection of craft beers is available on tap, and the wine service is regularly expanded. Outdoor dining is available in season, and private events can be hosted in one of several areas in the restaurant. Awarded "Best of Warrenton" every year since 2006.

65 S. 3rd Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:

Parties 5 or more or special requests please call for reservations.

Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm;
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm.
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Lee Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 351-1616

Website:
http://www.clairesrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
For Special Events.

Catering:
Claire"s full service catering will make your next event truly special – from an elegant wedding - to an important business affair - to a company picnic of two thousand. Claire's offers a variety of fabulous foods to suit your taste and budget. Our menus are inspired by the seasons. We support local farmers whenever possible and are happy to accommodate vegetarian requests.

Parking Details:
Public parking on Lee street, 3 minutes walking distance

Executive Chef:
Claire Lamborne

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Claire's at the Depot Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (55)
Special Occasion (52)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
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Worth the Drive (45)
Great for Lunch (43)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Cozy (38)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Romantic (31)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Great for Brunch (22)
Business Meals (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Casual (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Healthy (14)
Afternoon Tea (12)
Authentic (12)
Fun (12)
Seasonal (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Happy Hour (8)
People Watching (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Scenic View (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Vegan (3)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Wanted to take my best friend to a different spot other than the typical Northern Virginia Restaurants. We made a great decision to try Claire's. Our food was delish, and the staff was lovely. They even brought out our desert with a candle to wish a happy birthday to my girlfriend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We are never disappointed by the food or service at Claire's. When we are looking for a relaxing dinner with great atmosphere, we go to Claire's!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I have been to Claire's Depot around a dozen times since we moved here from NY. The food is always delicious, the wait staff terrific and the setting warm and comfortable. We've brought guests visiting us from NY for dinner at Claire's and I urged my 18 year old son to take his girlfriend there. It was their first dinner to a restaurant of this caliber and it was a memorable one. They enjoyed the food and ambiance. A romantic night out. The bonus for them was a lovely adult couple, watching them dine, picked up their tab. That's the kind of clientele Claire's attracts.
It's become our special occasion restaurant these last few years. If your fortunate, the flour-less chocolate cake will be available. It's the perfect desert to share with the one you love.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The new items on the menu are most welcome additions. I had the salmon appetizer and th shrimp pasta- both very good. And my drink was good, too. Needs better art on the walls.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

This was our first visit to Claire's, and it was worth the wait.. The food, service and atmosphere are outstanding. We were seated immediately. It was our anniversary, and Claire's is the perfect venue for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Had to wait a little to be seated - no one at front desk. Otherwise it was an excellent experience. Food was very good. Service at the table was excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Great ambiance, especially if away from bar.
Food excellent. Not rushed at all.
Especially good salads and desserts.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2018

The best upscale dining in Warrenton without an upscale price..

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Claire's is a unique experience offering great service and freshly cooked farm to table food. The food and experience is always great!!

Tags: Vegan, Authentic, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent meal of Curried Chicken & Stuffed Pork Chops.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2018

I made a reservation on Open table and they stuck us up in the corner bar table where workers were relaxing after a long day at work not happy .Have dined there before and at 5:15 reservation you should be able to get a nice table in the dining room.Open table should tell you they are sticking you in the BAR AREA!!!!!I did not want a Happy Hour atmosphere.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We enjoyed a lovely relaxing Brunch at Claire's. We repeat customers and always appreciate the delicious menu selections and charming setting.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, fine wine, good service and very congenial, as always.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Valentine’s Day!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We are never disappointed at Claire's. The decor is as great as the food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Get the she crab soup, and go for the bowl, not the cup!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

An excellent lunch! A bit noisy but the restaurant was very crowded so to be expected with lots of chatter. We had crab soup, the curry, crab sandwich with a side salad (2 of us), and the sorbet, chocolate cake and berry cobbler for dessert. The staff was attentive and very knowledgeable about one of us needing a gluten-free meal. We will definitely return.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I would recommend this restaurant. Each time I go to Warrenton, I make sure to stop here for a wonderful relaxing lunch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Sunday brunch. Food was very good and service very friendly. A must visit when in Warrenton, definitely the best spot for a good meal, good wine in an upscale casual setting. Also visit for dinner - always great, and the occasional drop in for a glass of wine at the bar. All around always a very nice experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

My wife had a steak: it was tough, grislily, and had been salted way too much.
I had traditional eggs benedict: the eggs were overdone and the hollandaise was cold.
We had eaten here once before and had a fabulous meal. This time, not so much. Both times it has been for Sunday brunch—maybe a different chef, because they were definitely completely different meals.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our dinner at Claires was in celebration of my wife's 79th (or 39th) birthday. The food a service were superior, just is our experience each time we visit. On this occasion, however, we were seated adjacent to the hallway to the restrooms and back entryway to the bar. Thus, the noise level was high than we would expect at a fine dining venue. Most bothersome to both of us was the extra cool temperature. My wife is readily bothered by an atmosphere that is too cold; whereas, I hardly ever find discomfort due to a cool atmosphere. My shoulders were chilled from the time I was seated until we departed. I realize that the wait staff appreciate the cool atmosphere because they are constantly on the move. Diners, however, are seated and not working up a sweat required to be cooled down. Hopefully, we can be seated near your fireplace on our next visit.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great place...first time visit. Will definately come back!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The Food was great. I would recommend the food. however, the waiter was rude.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We've been meaning to go to Claire's for some time now. Finally got an evening without the little one, so made it happen. Very charming restaurant. Good service, good food, and clean bathrooms (it matters!). We'll definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Awesome food with excellent service!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Claire's never disappoints. We love the ambiance but especially the food. The She-Crab soup is like no other I have ever had. We also shared the coconut shrimp, they were amazing and the sauce was delicious. I had the filet because I love their steak sauce, he had the scallop dish and said it was incredible.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Always an enjoyable experience. Delicious food and delightful ambiance. One of our favorite places to celebrate an occasion.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our second time. Every bit as good as the first visit. Excellent food! An upscale neighborhood ambiance. Friendly and classy. Would recommend to anyone that will be in the area!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great service and food. Eager to please the customer

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We are regular patrons at Claire's and the staff has never failed to impress us. On this particular occasion, though, my wife ordered the special garlic prime rib and this dish was not really up to Claire's standards. The maitre' de, though, made everything right which clearly exhibits the class of Claire's staff and how much they care for their customers. BTW - the filet mignon was absolutely PERFECT! And the She Crab soup was absolutely exceptional!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Our fourth trip and it was excellent as usual.
Food was excellent as was the service. We will be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Disappointed with first cup of coffee as it was lukewarm. Refill was hot and fresh what I expected my first cup to be. Otherwise as always a great dining experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

A pleasant evening

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 5, 2018

CLAIRES never disappoints. Always excellent food and service. Very creative menu and cocktails. A true gem in a fantastic small town.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The bar was packed so could not have a pre-dinner drink but it looked good. Service was excellent, drinks were very good too. I had a Jack Daniels old fashion and my wife had a dirty kettle one martini both very good. We had calamari for an hors d’oeuvre which was not good. It seemed pre-cooked and nuked. My wife had salmon which she thought was excellent. I had veal scallopini over noodles with gravy and green beans. The taste was excellent but the veal was well done. I would have preferred medium. We had bread pudding for dessert which we would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

great fried oysters. Very nice wine choices. pork chop a bit dry.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Same as always. Wonderful and seems like it never disappoints. We had a nice corner table for 5. Very cozy.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Nicole was our waitress for a birthday celebration! She was attentive without being over attentive. The soup crab she was divine and the ez of ordering the table on line, perfect!

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always consistent. Good basic menu and amazing specials.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful, romantic setting, outstanding food, and attentive service. What more can one ask? Definitely will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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